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American History


When Everybody Loved Congress

Robert M. Poole | Published: August 01, 2012 at 11:39 am
Harry Truman took on wasteful contractors during World War II and improved Congress' public image.

Abraham Lincoln's Refuge

Harold Holzer | Published: June 28, 2012 at 10:40 am
In the summer of 1862, Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation at a roomy cottage on the grounds of the Soldiers Home outside Washington, D.C.

Brigham Young's 19th Wife

Claudia Glenn Dowling | Published: June 01, 2012 at 11:55 am
Mormon polygamy grabbed the national spotlight in 1875 when Prophet Brigham Young's 19th wife, Ann Eliza, divorced him, wrote an expose about plural marriage and set out on a lecture tour.

American History Interviews Civil Engineer Henry Petroski

Michael Dolan | Published: May 29, 2012 at 1:04 pm
Henry Petroski talks about design, the history of American engineering and why Washington's Tacoma Narrows Bridge was known as "Galloping Gertie."

George Washington's Magnificent Obsession

Stephen Harrigan | Published: March 29, 2012 at 5:46 pm
George Washington worried over every detail of his greatest gift to the nation - Mount Vernon.

Phil Collins Remembers the Alamo

Stephen Harrigan | Published: March 29, 2012 at 5:13 pm
Rocker Phil Collins has spent decades collecting artifacts from his childhood obsession - the Alamo.

The Last Days of David Crockett

Stephen Harrigan | Published: March 29, 2012 at 10:49 am
What really happened to Davy Crockett after the Alamo fell?

What Do We Owe Our Vets?

H.W. Brands | Published: March 28, 2012 at 2:04 pm
American soldiers returning from war don't always get the treatment they deserve.

A Killer's Metamorphosis

Stephen Harrigan | Published: March 28, 2012 at 1:58 pm
Frank James, Jesse James' older brother, renounced the outlaw life after Jesse's death and slipped quietly into old age.

Letter From American History - June 2012

Editor | Published: March 28, 2012 at 1:58 pm
Tall Tree Tale When Harold Holzer made his first pilgrimage years ago to the cottage on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., that was President Abraham Lincoln's favorite retreat, one living relic seemed to capture the site's original spirit: a gigantic …

Power Play

Ray Raphael | Published: January 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm
At the Constitutional Convention, Gouvernuer Morris made sure the office of the president would be independent from Congress.

Secret Doomsday Bunker

Peter Carlson | Published: November 30, 2011 at 5:08 pm
During the Cold War, the U.S. Congress had its own secret fallout shelter tucked away in the West Virginia hills.

Letter From American History - February 2012

Published: November 30, 2011 at 5:07 pm
The father of our country grows up in Woody Holton's article "George Washington's Moral Metamorphosis."

Mae West's Secret of Success

Peter Carlson | Published: September 14, 2011 at 11:16 am
Mae West's bawdy 1926 play, Sex, landed her in jail and set her on the path to superstardom.

Interview With Filmmaker Ken Burns

Peter Carlson | Published: August 02, 2011 at 4:42 pm
Filmmaker Ken Burns talks about his latest project, a history of Prohibition, which airs on PBS in October 2011.

Lone Star Nation

Gregory Curtis | Published: July 22, 2011 at 11:49 am
Texas has been a state since 1845. So why do Texans still believe they live in a separate country?
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